Sunday, November 4, 2007


The first half of this semester I got to take a class on using Arcgis. I really enjoyed it, so much so that I am thinking of taking another class called "using Arcgis in public health" in the spring. Here are the maps I made for my final project. They are not really special or complicated, but I am inordinately proud of them anyway. They show the difference between using a natural break method and a quantile method to determine categories. Basically its how to lie using maps. the map on the left is a fairly accurate picture of the density of people aged 18-29. on the right, we have artificially made the categories dividing the density of young people smaller, such that more areas become heavily populated with young people. Cool huh?


Blogger Amber said...

Gah! SO Cool! :) Glad you posted it.

November 4, 2007 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I love GIS. But the methodology is there to teach you how *not* to lie with to make them say what they ought too. The dishonesty is just ... dishonest ;-)

November 6, 2007 at 10:37 PM  

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